Tropical storm in Vanuatu – level 1

19-03-2015 07:00

Vanuatu is an island. It is in the Pacific. A tropical storm hits the island. The wind blows up to 210 miles an hour (340 kilometres per hour). The wind rips roofs off houses. It downs trees. Around eight people die.

This storm is really bad. The sea goes up by eight metres. The capital city of Vanuatu is underwater. The United Nations wants to help the island, but it is not easy. The airport is closed. The wind is strong. People cannot help at the moment. They must wait for better weather.

Difficult words: blow (to push over), rip (to remove with a lot of force), roof (the top of a house or building).

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